Best Action Movies of 1930


Hell's Angels

7.4/10 IMDB

In this aerial spectacle, brothers Roy and Monte Rutledge, each attending Oxford university, enlist with the Royal Flying Corps when World War I breaks out.

Starring: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow, Lucien Prival, Frank Clarke, Roy Wilson, Douglas Gilmore, Jane Winton, Marian Marsh ..
Directed by: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale
Release date: 1930-11-15
Best Action Movies of 1930 : True to the Navy

True to the Navy

7.0/10 IMDB

Ruby is a counter girl at the San Diego Soda Shop with a habit of being a girlfriend to Sailors stopping by. Things get a little zany when she sets her eyes on Bull's Eye McCoy a gunner who refuses to settle down.

Starring: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Harry Green, Rex Bell, Eddie Fetherston, Eddie Dunn, Ray Cooke, Harry Sweet, Adele Windsor, Sam Hardy ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1930-05-25
Best Action Movies of 1930 : Men Without Women

Men Without Women

5.7/10 IMDB

Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine.

Starring: Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer, Walter McGrail, Stuart Erwin, John Wayne ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1930-02-08
Best Action Movies of 1930 : Paradise Island

Paradise Island

5.1/10 IMDB

The south sea island Tonga is full of plantations and scoundrels. Ellen Bradford arrives expecting marriage to respectable and successful plantation owner only to find he is a drunk and gambler. Being the only white woman she is the desire of scoundrels and cut-throats.

Starring: Kenneth Harlan, Marceline Day, Tom Santschi, Paul Hurst, Betty Boyd, Victor Potel, Gladden James, Will Stanton, Ethan Laidlaw ..
Directed by: Bert Glennon
Release date: 1930-07-15

Burning Up

5.4/10 IMDB

Racecar-driver Lou Larrigan gets mixed up with a crooked gang of racetrack promoters, and is in love with Ruth Morgan, whose father is marked as a victim by the gang.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Francis McDonald, Sam Hardy, Charles Sellon, Tully Marshall, Irving Bacon, Clara Blandick, Robert Dudley, Broderick O'Farrell ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1930-02-02
Best Action Movies of 1930 : The Spoilers

The Spoilers

7.1/10 IMDB

This third film version of Rex Beach's rugged Yukon novel The Spoilers was also the first talkie adaptation. This time, Gary Cooper and William "Stage" Boyd are cast as gold prospector Glennister and crooked Alaska politician McNamara.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Kay Johnson, Betty Compson, William 'Stage' Boyd, Harry Green, Slim Summerville ..
Directed by: Edwin Carewe
Release date: 1930-09-20
Best Action Movies of 1930 : The W Plan

The W Plan

5.3/10 IMDB

A tense WWI spy thriller in which Colonel Duncan Grant (British star Brian Aherne, in his first talking role), parachutes into Germany to gather intelligence on the enemy’s secret ‘W Plan’ and to assist Allied POWs in digging escape tunnels.

Starring: Brian Aherne, George Merritt, C.M. Hallard, Frederick Lloyd, B. Gregory, Mary Jerrold, Madeleine Carroll, Clifford Heatherley, Austin Trevor, Norah Howard ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1930-02-25
Best Action Movies of 1930 : Vengeance


3.5/10 IMDB

John Meadham, in charge of a West Africa trading post, wire the home office in London that he is tired and worn out, and they need to send a replacement to take over. The company sends a stiff upper-lipper, Charles Summers, accompanied by his wife, Margaret. An antagonism develops between the two men from the moment Summers arrives.

Starring: Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, Philip Strange, George C. Pearce, Hayden Stevenson, Irma Harrison, Onest Conley ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1930-02-22
Best Action Movies of 1930 : The Sea Bat

The Sea Bat

5.5/10 IMDB

The sister of a sponge diver killed by a stingray loves an escaped convict posing as a priest.

Starring: Raquel Torres, Charles Bickford, Nils Asther, George F. Marion, John Miljan, Boris Karloff, Gibson Gowland, Edmund Breese, Mathilde Comont, Mack Swain ..
Directed by: Lionel Barrymore, Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1930-07-05

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